Bryn Du Mansion
537 Jones Road
Granville, OH 43023
The Department of Environmental Studies presents an exhibition, “Farmscapes,” a juried exhibition from the spring semester Farmscapes class. The 2014 Farmscape Juried Exhibition celebrates the work of sixteen Denison University students who have spent a semester learning about the American food system through the lens of a camera. After visits to farms, meat processing facilities, and a produce distribution center, mill, commercial greenhouse operation, dining service kitchen, and creamery, each student submitted his or her own best work.
Our juror, local artist Christian Faur, chose 34 images for the exhibition. In his remarks about the show, Mr. Faur notes that “the images the students took beautifully held the essence of the places they visited during these winter months. Their photos offer us a range of intimately framed textures and patterns along with a glimpse into the day-to-day life of the people and the places where our food comes from.”
Along the same lines, Abram Kaplan, the instructor of the class, reflects, “each year, the artistic quality of the class improves, and this year, I have been particularly impressed with the students’ eye for the particulars of our food system. They have been working in the relatively new arena of arts-based research this term, and have had their sensibilities challenged on many levels. It is very gratifying to see the aesthetic discernment they have attained – most of them with no artistic background before this course!”